Horse Health Matters®

I have two horses in my small herd of 5 that don't get along. What can …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 12:03

Have horses that don't get along? Worried about potential injury to horses or people? Equine behavior expert Jenni Nellist offers advice on solving this problem …

5 Equine Dental Care Activities for the Horse Owner

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 18:58

Checking your horse's mouth during daily once-overs can catch problems before they affect your horse's ability to eat. Learn how to go about checking your horse …

First Aid

Horse First Aid for Shock

EquiMed Staff

Horse First Aid for Shock

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 15:03

Learn about the 5 different types of shock that occur in horses. Your preparation could help save a horse's life in the case of shock …

Fitness And Conditioning

Somber Statistics about Equine-Related Head Injuries

EquiMed Staff

Somber Statistics about Equine-Related Head Injuries

by EquiMed Staff

April 14, 2017 15:45

Few equestrians have had a career riding without suffering from injuries, some serious. Learn more about equine-related injuries and why helmets are protective …

Tip of the Day

Most horse barns are frequented during the night by critters (skunks, racoons, etc.) Keep your garbage and trash cans covered to reduce the mess.

Healthy Barn

A Better Barn for Smaller Equines

Cindy Benson

A Better Barn for Smaller Equines

by Cindy Benson

April 28, 2017 12:34

Cindy Benson is a leading donkey breeder in the western United States. Read her thoughts on the design and implementation of a barn for smaller horses and …

Every Horse Owner's Guide to a Healthy Barn

by EquiMed Staff

April 28, 2017 14:49

Learn about the many factors that go into creating a healthy barn and how taking it one step at a time, while considering your needs for durability, ease of …

How do I identify hoof cracks and what is the best way to care for …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 16:10

Each crack in a horse's hoof is individual and the results or repairing and stabilizing the hoof crack depend upon the type, location and treatment …

Ready for My Close-Up: Video Monitoring for Your Pregnant Mare

by Karen Briggs

May 7, 2017 14:33

Learn how easy it is to install and use a video monitor for your pregnant mare. Be ready for the Big Event! Includes links to equipment manufacturers and …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 17:55

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Parturition

The process of giving birth.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

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